Valentine’s Day Resources for the Upper Elementary Classroom

If I tell you I {heart} Valentine’s Day, I would be lying.  I really have no idea why, but it is my least favorite holiday, but I know my students love the idea of it, and they can’t wait for another party, so I make the best of it.

I have an excessive amount of read alouds, and my library of these said read alouds just keeps getting larger!  Below are a few of my favorites for Valentine’s Day.

Valentine’s Day Jokes for Kids

Who doesn’t love a good joke?!  I like to read these to my students leading up to Valentine’s Day.  They love them, and it’s funny to hear them try to repeat them to others!

There was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose

A favorite for many is about the old woman who.  This is a great read aloud and leads to many types of writing activities!

A Crankenstein Valentine

Now, this one is just fun, and I think that this one was written for me!

Love Monster and the Last Chocolate

I’m in the middle of teaching theme to my students.  This one is perfect for teaching theme.  What happens when you know you should share, but don’t want to?

The Day it Rained Hearts

This is one of my favorites to read right before Valentine’s Day.  It gets students thinking about how each of us is special in our own way.

Printable and Digital Resources

Valentine’s Day Choice Board

This resource has had a complete makeover, and I couldn’t be more excited about it!  There are nine different choice board activities, it’s provided in both digital and printable format, and it’s FREE!

You can find this FREE resource by clicking HERE!

Candy Heart Math for Big Kids

This activity is perfect for the upper elementary classroom.  You know those conversation hearts that we see every single Valentine’s Day, but don’t like to eat?  Yeah, those!  These activities put those hearts to use.  You can learn more about these activities HERE.

I Have…Who has…?

Another FREE resource!  Get your students to work on fluency without even knowing it all while doing some class building.  Perfect for the days leading up to Valentine’s Day and especially the day of!  Find it HERE.

Valentine Thank You Notes

Every year we get gifts from our students.  Call me old school, but I MUST give my students a thank you card no matter what the gift is.  That is why I have made these thank you cards.  I print them off ahead of time and write a quick little thank you on the back.  They feel so special when they get one of these!  You can find the Valentine Thank You Notes HERE.  

Here is wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day whether you are like me (not so excited) or smitten over the thought of another loving holiday!


Mandy Neal at Teaching With Simplicity
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